Two George Mason University Students Putting Out A Fire With Sound In The Coolest Video You’ll See Today
FIYAH – Here’s how: By blasting a flame with low-frequency sound waves in the 30 to 60 hertz range, the extinguisher separates oxygen from fuel. “The pressure wave is going back and forth, and that agitates where the air is. That specific space is enough to keep the fire from reigniting,” Tran told the Washington Post.
This video was released back in February on the George Mason University YouTube page, but is just now getting picked by the blogging community. As the article states above, the sound produced separates the oxygen from the fuel, and anyone who’s watched an episode of Rescue Me knows that fires can’t survive without oxygen. The coolest thing about the machine, as this UPROXX article points out, is that it’s portable. If you need me this weekend, I’ll be starting small fires around my house and turning the speakers up super high. Foolproof plan.